20th Century FOX has set a Digital release date for “The Favourite,” a film that was recently nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. “The Favourite” will first release on Digital on February 12th, followed by the Blu-ray and DVD release on March 5th.
The film initially had a limited opening back in November 2018. Following rave reviews from critics and fans, the film opened in more theaters, eventually bringing in over $26M domestically and over $52.8M worldwide. The film currently sits with a 93% rating from critics on RottenTomatoes, and has a 62% audience score.
Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz, the story takes place in early 18th-century England. At this time, a frail Queen Anne (Golden Globe Winner Oliva Colman) occupies the throne, and her closest Friend, Lady Sarah (Academy Award Winner Rachel Weisz), governs the country while tending to Anne’s ill health and volatile temper. When new servant Abigail (Academy Award Winner Emma Stone) arrives, Sarah takes Abigail under her wing as she cunningly schemes to return to her aristocratic roots, setting off an outrageous rivalry to become the Queen’s favourite.
The Favourite has been one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year. It has received numerous awards including The Venice Film Festivals’ Grand Special Jury Prize for Director Yorgos Lanthimos, 10 wins at the British Independent Film Awards, selected as AFI’s 2018 Movie of the Year and a Golden Globe for Olivia Colman’s performance as Queen Anne.
As we mentioned earlier, the film was nominated for 10 Academy Award this year, and is the Favourite going into the award show.
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